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Definition of brick

brick

adjective

  • very cold. Usually only used to describe the temperature of a place, e.g. the weather or indoors in a particular location.
    It's brick outside today.
    • See more words with the same meaning: cold.

    Last edited on Mar 23 1999. Submitted by Meeka B. from Harlem, NY, USA on Mar 23 1999.

noun

  • an unintelligent person. Derived from "dumb as a brick."
    That kid is such a brick!

    Last edited on May 15 2002. Submitted by tim g. from Duluth, MN, USA on May 15 2002.

  • a basketball shot in which the ball bounces off the backboard and/or hits the rim, but does not go though the net.
    He keeps on hitting bricks.
    Brick!

    Last edited on Jan 27 2003. Submitted by Fox from Queens, NY, USA on Jan 27 2003.

  • a large quantity of drugs packaged in a brick shape, especially cocaine.
    I'm gonna buy some bricks tonight.
    • See more words with the same meaning: cocaine.
    • See more words with the same meaning: drugs.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Terry S. from Long Island City, NY, USA on Mar 08 2003.

  • an external power transformer that provides power from a wall socket to a laptop, wireless router, projector, etc.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a piece of electronic equipment that has been rendered inoperable. This usually happens when trying to update the firmware or BIOS of the device, when "jail-breaking", installing new cell-phone ROMs, etc.
    I tried to run some program I got off the web to turn my phone into a wireless hotspot. Now it's a brick.
    • See more words with the same meaning: broken.
    • See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a large cellphone.

    Last edited on Sep 21 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

  • a reliable person. British slang.
    You can always rely on Joe - he's such a brick.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 04 2013.

verb - ambitransitive

  • To bail, ditch, let down, not show up or do something as promised/agreed to.
    Yeah, Annie planned the whole thing, but now she's bricking.
    Yo, looks like he's gonna brick on the party, but the rest of us are coming.
    Yeah, she planned the whole thing, but then she just bricked.

    Last edited on Jun 03 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 23 2012.

verb - transitive

  • to hit with bricks.
    James's car got bricked last night.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Key on Mar 21 2006.

  • to render a (usually portable) electronic device unusable - i.e. as useful as a brick.
    I bricked my iPhone trying to jailbreak it.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 03 2009.

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Definitions include: "conversation".
Definitions include: to "represent".
Definitions include: acronym for "original poster" - i.e. the person to submit (post) something to a website that permits discussion about submitted things.
Definitions include: "why".
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "dunno" or "I dunno", which themselves are abbreviated forms of "I don't know".
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "politician".
Definitions include: "miscellaneous."
Definitions include: Common abbreviation for "ounce."
Definitions include: "evolutionary developmental biology".
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: shortened form of "cool".
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "competition".
Definitions include: shortened form of sketchy.
Definitions include: See fam.

Other terms relating to 'broken':

Definitions include: to wreck a vehicle such that repairs would cost more than the value of the (unwrecked) vehicle.
Definitions include: extremely tired.
Definitions include: broken.
Definitions include: To reject or refuse, often in an abrupt or forceful manner.
Definitions include: to stop working.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: out of alignment; CROOKED.
Definitions include: having one or more bugs; "buggy".
Definitions include: malfunctioning.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: in an update or sequel to a video game, to make a weapon weak or weaker, such that it's like a Nerf gun.
Definitions include: to kill or destroy.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: disturbing.
Definitions include: high-grade marijuana.

Other terms relating to 'cocaine':

Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: an ounce of marijuana.
Definitions include: Cocaine, "also yeo, yo-head etc."
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: a strain of marijuana
Definitions include: kill, murder etc.
Definitions include: an eighth of an ounce of cocaine.
Definitions include: an exclamation of happiness.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: N: Cocaine
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.

Other terms relating to 'cold':

Definitions include: cold.
Definitions include: less common spelling of nipply.
Definitions include: cold.
Definitions include: extremely cold.
Definitions include: fast.
Definitions include: "dumb brick", i.e. very cold.
Definitions include: A term for expressing extreme cool or cold temperatures.
Definitions include: of weather or an environment, cold enough to cause nipples to become erect.
Definitions include: extremely cold.
Definitions include: of weather, cold, causing nipples to harden.

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "oh my fucking god."
Definitions include: This theorem has been traced to the mathematician E'mile Borel in 1913, and was first popularized by the astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington.
Definitions include: the amount by which a numerical amount is fudged (adjusted).
Definitions include: acronym for "I don't know".
Definitions include: a metaphorical substance that increases a website's rankings in Google search results.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of signal-to-noise ratio.
Definitions include: shareware software that nags the user if it hasn't yet been purchased.
Definitions include: "ok, thanks."
Definitions include: In computer speak, to move information from fast-access memory to a slower storage device, e.g. disk ("swap out") or the other way around ("swap in.") This often refers to loading data from disk into memory as needed (swapping in) and writing the data back to disk when it is no longer needed (swapping out.)
Definitions include: acronym for "licking my lips".
Definitions include: "laptop".
Definitions include: Replacement for the "s" suffix used to indicate plural nouns.
Definitions include: acronym for "my reaction when".
Definitions include: "I see".
Definitions include: "screenshot".

Other terms relating to 'drugs':

Definitions include: Most uses of "shit" also work with "crap", except where noted below.
Definitions include: a cigarette with marijuana added in.
Definitions include: an ounce of marijuana.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: Marijuana.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: one eighth of an ounce of marijuana.
Definitions include: woman.
Definitions include: high-quality marijuana.
Definitions include: the narcotic drug OxyContin.
Definitions include: a nerd, wimp, wuss.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: very good, excellent; "cool".
Definitions include: a marijuana cigarette; "joint".
Definitions include: to be successful.

Other terms relating to 'sports (related to)':

Definitions include: to kiss, make out.
Definitions include: to fight.
Definitions include: a biscuit.
Definitions include: shortened form of "the big leagues".
Definitions include: a stupid or absent-minded person.
Definitions include: to ride a surf board with all 10 of one's toes hanging over the edge of the board.
Definitions include: to play with a Hacky Sack (footbag.)
Definitions include: In the "sexual contact as baseball achievement" metaphor, means sexual intercourse.
Definitions include: to defraud; "swindle".
Definitions include: to ride a surf board with 5 of one's toes hanging over the edge of the board.
Definitions include: in "professional wrestling," a wrestler who intentionally loses to improve the image of the winner.
Definitions include: a motorcycle.
Definitions include: golf.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "competition".
Definitions include: Bad person, moron, idiot.

Other terms relating to 'telephone, phone':

Definitions include: a last-minute or previously unplanned request to meet up with someone with the intention of having sex (i.e. getting booty.)
Definitions include: cell phone.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: phone number.
Definitions include: to urinate.
Definitions include: phone.
Definitions include: phone number or digits.
Definitions include: a person or object that erred.
Definitions include: a song.
Definitions include: a handgun.
Definitions include: a request for a phone call.
Definitions include: a five pound note.
Definitions include: a friend.
Definitions include: to call on a telephone.
Definitions include: cell phone.

Other terms relating to 'to break, ruin, destroy':

Definitions include: high-grade marijuana.
Definitions include: stiff, sore.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: to kill or destroy.
Definitions include: great.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of drugs.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: to break, to fail.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to break or ruin.
Definitions include: ruined.
Definitions include: to wreck a vehicle such that repairs would cost more than the value of the (unwrecked) vehicle.
Definitions include: to have sex.

Other terms relating to 'unintelligent person, idiot':

Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: a stupid person or someone that you don't know and don't like.
Definitions include: an idiotic or incompetent person.
Definitions include: an unkind person; "jerk"; "asshole".
Definitions include: stupid, useless, dip shit.
Definitions include: an unintelligent celebrity.
Definitions include: idiot, moron.
Definitions include: "moron".
Definitions include: styling.
Definitions include: Someone who acts stupid or does stupid things
Definitions include: unintelligent person; "moron"; "idiot".
Definitions include: a stupid or absent-minded person.
Definitions include: a hypothetical club whose members are not very "bright", meaning intelligent.
Definitions include: someone who is stupid.

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Other terms relating to 'brick':

Definitions include: acronym for "brick-and-mortar".
Definitions include: a "traditional" business with a physical presence.
Definitions include: nice rack
Definitions include: a large muscular person.
Definitions include: anything solid, sturdy, well-built.
Definitions include: of a woman, to be well-endowed.
Definitions include: large, muscular, and strongly built.
Definitions include: very unintelligent.
Definitions include: "dumb brick", i.e. very cold.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: Couldn't believe it, or make a big deal.
Definitions include: to react with extreme emotion; "freak out".
Definitions include: cold.

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